Writing music has always been a very personal experience for me. It’s an outlet for me to reflect and share my feelings and thoughts. As I was writing the music for Something from Before, I reflected on the past few years of living in Queens.
Each week, I would come home from work and write at the piano, play at jazz sessions in local neighborhoods, or just get together to jam with friends. Beyond that, I also often thought about my loved ones around me, which created a great deal of inspiration for my music.
The music is rooted in jazz, but also coincides with the indie and rock music that I grew up playing and listening to while growing up in Central New Jersey. As a whole, Something from Before creates an intersection of past and present within my life. The album is meant to take listeners on a journey of different emotions, textures, and soundscapes. Each song is unique on its own, moving from styles of modern jazz to post-rock, creating a fusion of genres.